SSMT 2017: Verse 5!



Hi! I am K-Mac, the 2nd Kimberly M. in the office, hence the nickname. I couldn’t be happier to finally at least sound like I was cool with this name.

I have had the privilege of being a part of Living Proof Ministries in either a volunteer or staff role for about 13 years.  [Every time I have to calculate the years, I think, “How can that be?!” Grin.]

When trying to focus in on what my next memory verse would be, a single verse kept coming to mind: the familiar Matthew 6:33,  Seek first the kingdom of God…  It kept showing up in sermons, in devotionals, on Instagram, at church, etc. so I figured I had better start there, even though it seemed a bit of a cop-out because I already knew the verse. So I started looking up different translations and finally landed on including the little section of 9 verses in Matthew 6 that ends with verse 33.  Having done a fair amount of “casting my cares” (1 Peter 5:7) to God last year regarding anxiety, I was blown away to find this section also addresses anxiety. I guess Jesus and I still have some ground to take in this area. [If you also struggle with areas of anxiety, I highly recommend you watch Beth’s TV teaching called “The Basket Case” on our LPM App, and especially take the time to do the Action Guide once you get to Part 4!] And how fun is this: I just learned that this teaching will re-air on TBN beginning tonight!

I love knowing that what I felt might have been a random selection of Scripture, He has a strategic purpose. And, wow, have I found choosing a portion of Scripture is much easier for my mind to remember than scattered verses!

Keep keeping at it, my SSMT partners!

Matthew 6:25-33 (ESV) – Do Not Be Anxious

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.


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  1. 901
    Tracy Chapman says:

    Tracy – Andice, TX

    “For Christ died for sins once for all,
    the righteous for the unrighteous,
    to bring you to God.”

    1 Peter 3:18 NIV

  2. 902
    Connie Walker says:

    Connie Walker from Houston, Texas
    “There is no speech,
    nor are there words,
    whose voice is not heard.”
    Psalm 19:3 ESV

  3. 903
    Connie Walker says:

    Connie Walker from Houston, Texas
    “There is no speech,
    nor are there words,
    whose voice is not heard.”
    Psalm 19:3 ESV

  4. 904
    Vicki Saul says:

    Vicki from Des Arc, Arkansas. I commit! “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. ” proverbs 19:11 NIV

  5. 905
    Tracy Klensch says:

    Tracy Klensch, Edgewood, KY

    The ear that listens to life giving reproof will dwell among the wise. Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence. ~ Proverbs 15:31-32 (NKJV)

  6. 906
    Susan Mahnel says:

    Susan, Locust Grove VA
    Honor the Lord , you heavenly beings ; honor the Lord for his glory and strength. Honor the Lord for the glory of his name. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
    Psalms 29:1‭-‬4 (NLT)

  7. 907
    Laura Vallee says:

    Laura Vallee from Parma, OH
    “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  8. 908
    Judy S says:

    Judy S.
    Simpsonville, SC

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12

  9. 909
    Tanya Inman says:

    Tanya Inman, Tuscumbia, AL – “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)

  10. 910
    Heather says:

    Heather Gerard Bellingham, Wa

    But the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever – yes, forever and ever. Daniel 7:18

  11. 911
    Nancy Price says:

    Nancy from Alliance, NE
    For this reason I kneel before the Father Ephesians 3:14 NIV

  12. 912
    Morgan Vandall says:

    Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
    1 Corinthians 13 ESV

  13. 913
    Amber Wilson says:

    Amber from Gulfport, MS

    Psalms 139:5
    “You have encircled me; You have placed Your hand on me.”

  14. 914
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Jackson Tn “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage, be strong. Do everything in love ” 1 Co 16:13 NIV

  15. 915
    Deb Brown says:

    Deb Brown, Becker, MN
    Then Abram believed in (affirmed, trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the LORD; and He counted (credited) it to him as righteousness (doing right in regard to God and man). Genesis 15:6 AMP

  16. 916
    Michele Zamora says:

    Michele Zamora-Lubbock TX. Psalm 147:1 ” Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praise to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!” NIV

  17. 917
    Julie says:

    Julie Foster from Niceville, Florida

    But now, O Lord,
    You are our Father;
    We are the clay, and you
    are our Potter; And all we are
    The work of Your Hand.
    Isaiah 64:8

  18. 918
    Robin F says:

    Robin F from Tracy CA

    “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace.”
    Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

  19. 919
    Sherry L Smith says:

    Sherry L Smith from Marietta GA
    “I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.”
    Psalms 63:8

  20. 920
    Annette Nelson says:

    Psalm 119:147 (NIV)
    I rise before dawn and cry for help;
    I have put my hope in your word.

  21. 921
    Lynne says:

    The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing
    Psalm 23:1 NIV

  22. 922
    Linda says:

    Proverbs 18:2
    A fool does not delight in understanding
    but in revealing his own mind.

  23. 923
    Judy from Fullerton says:

    Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.
    James 1:20 NLT

  24. 924
    Ellen Dimmitt says:

    Ellen from Hayden, Idaho: “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.
    Romans 11:35-36 NIV

  25. 925
    Dana McKinney says:

    Starkville, MS “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” 1 Peter 5:10 ESV

  26. 926
    Tessa Pierce says:

    Tessa Pierce Nacogdoches TX

    Psalm 119:162 NKJV
    I rejoice at Your Word
    As one who finds great treasure.

  27. 927
    Anna Nunez says:

    Anna Nunez, San Marcos California
    “Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.”
    ‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  28. 928
    Karen Hathaway says:

    Karen Hathaway from Maumelle, AR: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,'” ESV

  29. 929
    Bobbie says:

    Bobbie, Litchfield, MN
    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” 
    Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

  30. 930
    Michelle Burnam says:

    Michelle Burnam, Dalton, GA – Free me from prison so that I can praise Your name. The righteous will gather around me because You deal generously with me. ~Psalm 142:7 HCSB

  31. 931
    Tera Ferguson says:

    Tera Ferguson, Gardendale, Alabama
    so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. – Isaiah 55:11 ESV

  32. 932
    Brandy Trahan says:

    Brandy Trahan, Port Neches Tx

    “Therefore, the proud may not stand in your presence, for you hate all who do evil.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭5:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  33. 933
    Chelsea says:

    Chelsea from Lima, Ohio

    James 2:6-7 (NIV)
    But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?

  34. 934
    Kristine says:

    Kristine from DFW
    Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12 NKJV

  35. 935
    Susan Sarver says:

    Susan Sarver, St. George UT
    “He says, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
    Psalm 46:10 NIV

  36. 936
    Susan Kranz says:

    From Ravendale, Calif:
    And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap
    if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9. NKJV

  37. 937
    Amie Stacy says:

    Amie Stacy from Fate, TX: “You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:5 (ESV)

  38. 938
    Linda Pierson says:

    Linda Pierson, Las Vegas, NV

    Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
    Psalm 119:5 NIV

  39. 939
    Allison says:

    Allison from Mishawaka, IN: Matthew 6:23 “But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”

  40. 940
    Kristy McIntyre says:

    Kristy McIntyre from Eugene, OR. ” In love, he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.” Ephesians 1:5 NIV

  41. 941
    Isabelle Mercado says:

    Isabelle Mercado from Rolling Meadows, IL: ” yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!” Habakkuk 3:18 NLT

  42. 942
    Tamara says:

    Tamara from McLean, VA
    Even the darkness is not dark to You, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.
    Psalm 139:12

  43. 943
    Emily says:

    Emily, Topeka, Kansas

    “Now if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through His Spirit who lives in you.”

    Romans 8:10-11 (HCSB)

  44. 944
    Kori says:

    Kori, Duluth MN: It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice. Proverbs 18:5 ESV

  45. 945
    Kaylee Taylor says:

    Kaylee; Stephenville TX

    “I say of the holy people who are in the land, “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.””
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭16:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  46. 946
    Mary Ann Nunez says:

    Mary Ann, San Marcos, CA
    Psalm 112:7 ESV

    He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.

  47. 947
    Stacy says:

    Stacy B. from Troy, Michigan

    “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” Isaiah 12:3 (NIV)

  48. 948
    Rhonda Rowe says:

    Rhonda from Kingston, OK

    “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”
    ‭‭Acts ‭20:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  49. 949
    Gaye Swaim says:

    Gaye Swaim, Traphill, NC. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:5 (NKV)

  50. 950
    Hayden says:

    Hayden, Utah “Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.”
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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